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National Welfare Fund

Russian Federation US$ 73.3 Billion Origin: Oil

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Established: 2008
Transparency Rating: 5
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SWFI ID: 109A1000000002
Entity Structure: Fund
Population Est.: 143.3 million – 2012

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Main Office

Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation
109097, Moscow, Ilinka Str. 9
Russia
Tel: +7 (495) 987-93-72


Governance

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Summary

With just US$ 32 billion starting out, the fund relies on the price of oil. The main purpose of the fund is for the guarantee of the voluntary pensions of the citizens. In addition, to help balance the budget of the Pension Fund for the Russian Federation.

The National Welfare Fund is managed by the Russian Ministry of Finance. The sovereign fund has the ability to lend money to Russian banks. Furthermore the Fund is to serve as an important tool for absorbing excessive liquidity, reducing inflationary pressure and insulating the economy from volatility of oil & gas export earnings. This fund will be allowed to invest in riskier assets, such as corporate bonds and possibly equities.


Background on Russia’s National Welfare Fund

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Historical Assets Under Management – National Welfare Fund

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